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Bakkt platform sees delays, regulatory prevalency, new mining products, Jimmy Song arguing against Craig Wright as Satoshi, and Bitcoin's bear market compared to 2013, all while Bitcoin dumps further. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/20/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
The BCH hash wars have left very little room for reasonable fact-based debates. As it turns out, the two combating factions, ABC and SV really like to make use of appeal to authority.
Bitcoin dumped $5k today, while the headlines were filled with Bitcoin Cash talk, bullish Bitcoin predictions, political campaign mining donations, and statements of cryptocurrency's future potential. Catch up on today's news.
Bitcoin continued its downward trend today, seeing a price low of just over $4,800 at the time of this writing (via Blockmodo real-time data). Meanwhile, the public speculates on a price bottom, accompanied by a broad range of emotions.
Speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin, Tim Draper reaffirmed his earlier statement that the price of bitcoin will reach $250,000. He believes this threshold will be attained either by 2022 or 2023.
Without a question, finding amusement in the selfish behavior of the BCH influencers and stakeholders is a lot of fun. These hash wars are also fascinating from a purely technical point of view, as “miners should govern” advocates identify more ideological justifications for their division.
During his 50-minute Crypto Insider interview, ETC DEV Team’s Donald McIntyre has been candid and open about his views on immutability. In the first part, he revealed that his advocacy within the original Ethereum crew has always been for a permissionless, immutable, and truly decentralized blockchain.
On May 13th 2018, HBO has aired the eight and final episode of Silicon Valley’s fifth season. At the time, it seemed like a funny crypto story about 51% attacks and corporate interests.
EOS sees decentralization issues, a possible bounce for Bitcoin, big inflatable Bitcoin rat protesting, further SEC ICO rulings, and the use of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/16/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Bitcoin Cash split into two chains today, dividing one of crypto's most controversial communities. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) turned into Bitcoin ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin SV (BCHSV).
The EOS blockchain was built with the intention of providing a means to scale transaction speed while still providing a certain level of decentralization. The extent to which EOS is decentralized, however,  has always been a point of contention since network transactions are validated by a small group of “supernodes” which must be elected every […] The post EOS stolen funds arbitration ruling scoffs at decentralization appeared first on Crypto Insider.
On November 5th, the United States put into effect the harshest round of sanctions on Iran to date, scaling back Tehran’s ability to do business with foreign entities significantly. As a result of these sanctions, and mounting pressure from the U.
In spite of adhering to the values of true non-interventionist decentralization, Ethereum Classic is an underdog. The battle of Turing-complete blockchains features more resourceful warriors who, despite choosing governance over immutability, seem to get more traction.
Today was an eventful day in crypto. Bitcoin Cash hard forked, Dogecoin sees more transactions than BCH, Iranian crypto interest, and further scam reports.
With an abundance of energy provided by the mighty Itaipú dam in Paraguay; a dilemma arises. Should the country invest in the sprouting crypto-mining industry, or invest in tackling the country’s immediate poverty? Itaipú is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River which runs on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
Google and Target are the latest to fall victim to malicious actors who hijack official ‘verified’ Twitter accounts in order to promote a “Bitcoin Giveaway Scam. ” On Tuesday, November 13th, both the Target and Google G-Suite ‘verified’ Twitter accounts were compromised and used to promote a scam advertising the giveaway of free bitcoin in the […] The post Google, Target ‘verified’ Twitter accounts hijacked to promote bitcoin scam appeared first on Crypto Insider.
The public must once again pick a side as the coin seemingly engages in a civil war among its proponents. This whole BCH fork ordeal does not appear to be a good thing for whatever arguments were left for BCH as a whole.
On November 14th 2018, the entire crypto market began to bleed. While some might correlate this event with the upcoming BCH hard fork and speculation that Craig S.
Wyoming is a mountainous, sparsely-populated rectangle located in the middle of the United States. Despite its landlocked position, many Wyomingites are laying legal foundations to make it a harbor for the virtual world.
The crypto markets finally made a decisive move today in favor of downside action. News also includes convincing Twitter scams, Bitcoin Cash fork talk, Wyoming crypto developments, and another BitLicense issuance.
Bitcoin is not on the minds of nearly as many people as it was during the holidays last year due to the popping of the bubble that initially brought the price up to $20,000 on some exchanges, but that does not mean everyone has left the party. When comparing the current bear market to the […] The post Bitcoin shows large growth in many areas from previous bear market appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Bitcoin shows strength relative to the 2013 bear market, as IBM works with Stellar, Amazon gains two patents, XRP continues its security classification battle, and traders bet on the future of Bitcoin Cash. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/13/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Unlike many industries which are still trying to figure out how to use cryptocurrency to enhance their services and progress their technology, global banking seems ripe for the picking since it’s a natural fit for blockchain. Bitcoin would seem like a contender, but with concentrated mining operations centered in Asia, and doggedly slow transaction speeds, […] The post IBM and Stellar challenging Ripple with global payments system appeared first on Crypto Insider.
OneGramCoin (OGC), the first Sharia finance law compliant cryptocurrency backed by at least one gram of gold is set to begin trading on Trade Satoshi. This third party exchange has a 24-hour trading volume whose equivalent in fiat sums up to almost half a million dollars.
Crypto predictions from January, crypto VR application, more crypto fraud, discussion on China's relationship with crypto, and Bitfinex raising withdrawal fees. Catch up on today's news!  The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/12/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Ryan Selkis, Aka TwoBitIdiot on Twitter and Medium, published his "95 Crypto Theses for 2018" on January second of this year - and it includes some interesting accuracy. Here's a few interesting points.
In recent times, governments around the world have charted a new course for cryptocurrency regulation, and it’s one that seeks to exclude privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Moving away from the complete banning of digital currencies, these governments are tackling two core issues: protecting investors and traders, and making sure that cryptocurrencies avoid becoming breeding grounds for criminals.
In-game virtual transactions were one of Satoshi Nakamoto’s original visions when creating Bitcoin, but it is the Ethereum blockchain that is really taking that idea to the next level with Decentraland, an open-world VR platform that will allow users to create their own reality. Though Decentraland has still not officially launched, crypto-enthusiasts and real estate […] The post Decentralizing a billion-dollar virtual industry appeared first on Crypto Insider.
An interview with ETC’s Donald McIntyre, Bitfinex struggles, AT&T and T-Mobile lawsuits, and Bitcoin comments and predictions filled crypto headlines today. Take a minute to brush up on the news.
On November 5th 2018, Ethereum Classic Dev Team member Donald McIntyre spoke with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea in order to address the status-quo and future of ETC. A long-time member of the Ethereum community himself, Mr.
When Ethereum went live with the experimental “Frontier” release on July 30, 2015, it was met with fanfare touting the many advancements this second-generation blockchain would have over Bitcoin. If you stroll back just over three years ago, the blockchain universe was much smaller, and fewer users appreciated smart contracts, let alone recognized the potential […] The post A comparison of Ethereum and Tezos debuts appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Bitcoin shows some of its impact ten years later, Ethereum Tech-Oasis Nevada updates, Etherdelta founder penalized, Ethereum potentially exposing user data, and alleged South Korean Hackers caught. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/8/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
On October 16th 2018, Jameson Lopp has agreed to do an exclusive interview with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea. The hour-long discussion, which has been published and transcribed in its entirety, contains plenty of brilliant moments where the cypherpunk approaches intricate topics and provides his knowledgeable expertise.
Details of Blockstream support for Liquid network, crypto trading difficulties, unique Coinbase employee benefits, Bitcoin Cash hard fork exchange support, and more regulatory talks. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/7/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
I have been celebrating the birth of Bitcoin by going through Satoshi’s writings. Halloween Jest As we all know, the Bitcoin whitepaper was published on October 31, 2008 – the Halloween… Although we do not know whether this was intentional, we do know that Halloween is the time for trickery, but it is also associated […] The post Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase and Pantera Capital in Satoshi’s Debt appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In his exclusive interview with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea, Italian Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco has been very talkative and open about his beliefs. He took his time to explain his vision for The B Foundation, he provided precious details about his personal definition of Bitcoin maximalism, and was even kind enough to rank the top […] The post Giacomo Zucco Exclusive Interview (Complete and Uncut) appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Earlier this year, news was released that Blockchains LLC purchased 67,000 acres of land in Nevada, USA. The precise plans remained a mystery until now.
It's a frustrating game seeing so much profit potential, bogged down by so many roadblocks. Here are some notes from the crypto trading trenches of 2018 (and partly 2017).
Blockstream reiterates its active commitment towards developing useful tools for Bitcoin with the launch of a slick and modern BTC block explorer. The event follows an announcement from August 2018 which promised to offer a reliable service which includes full Liquid Network compatibility and dedicated features.
Accounting giant Deloitte and Chicago-based identity management firm Attest have announced their cooperation in a plan to offer blockchain identification  for government clients, according to a press release. Attest already has two digital identification services on the market, its basic wallet and enterprise level wallet.
Today in the crypto space - Tezos baking could speak opportunity, Augur impacted by U. S.
Tezos is a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain where, unlike the case of Proof of Work-reliant Bitcoin, transactions are validated on the network by a process humorously known as “baking. ” Typically, for a blockchain which relies on a PoS algorithm, the process of block validation is called “staking”.
On November 3rd 2018, bitcoinist and crypto influencer Whale Panda took to Twitter to share an interesting Reddit post which tells a compelling story about how crypto assets are taxed. In a nutshell, it’s about a young person who bought cryptocurrencies on Coinbase in early 2017, has watched his portfolio grow exponentially in value, hasn’t […] The post Abusive crypto taxation in California reminds us why privacy matters appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Venezuela’s controversial state-sponsored cryptocurrency, the ‘Petro,’ is back…kind of. And it’s already starting to feel like a case of déjà vu.
Crypto tax stress, regulatory talks, Tether validity news, and a new BitMEX tool website for fork information, all while the crypto markets look somewhat greener as a whole. Check out today's action.
Hong Kong’s Fintech Week 2018 was the world’s first cross-border fintech event held in Hong Kong and Schengen, China which attracted more than 8,000 attendees from 50 countries and many of the world’s leading startups, investors, regulators, and academics. In an interview with Crypto Insider, Ken Lo, CEO of Branding China Group encouraged to welcome […] The post Hong Kong FinTech Week: An Interview With Ken LO appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Italian Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco is on of the masterminds behind one of the most important projects in cryptocurrency: The B Foundation. Launched in September 2018 during the Baltic Honey Badger Conference from Riga, the initiative seeks to raise funds in order to educate and support the next generation of developers.
Today's headlines were filled with more on the Tether solvency front, Jamie Dimon on Bitcoin, TRON talk, regulatory talk, and allegations against Rapper T. I.
The internet still rings with the sound of Jamie Dimon's comment that he doesn't care about Bitcoin. However, Morgan Stanley has warmed up to the idea, as crypto investment firms like Grayscale raised millions.
When Justin Sun originally envisioned the TRON platform and Tronix, the cryptocurrency it would host, he saw it as a way to revolutionize content sharing by decentralizing the monetary model and putting power in the hands of creators. With the explosion of the internet creating unlimited forms of digital entertainment, there are still a small […] The post How TRON is bringing blockchain to the masses appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Facebook, Google, and other major hubs of personal data have come under increased scrutiny over the past year due to high-profile data breaches, lack of privacy, and revelations around the ways in which Internet companies handle user data. Although it often seems as if no one cared about the security of their personal data in […] The post Why the decline of Facebook and rise of privacy apps is bullish for bitcoin appeared first on Crypto Insider.
North Korea sees crypto hacking funds, Hong Kong regulation talk, more comments from Jamie Dimon, a Bitlicense for a Bitcoin ATM service, and Tether solvency evidence. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/1/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Today saw an interview with the mother of Ross Ulbricht, Coinbase head trader resignation, Janet Yellen receiving Bitcoin, and Coinbase saying no to an IPO for now. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/31/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In a new report released by Group-iB, a cybersecurity intelligence agency, it has been revealed that 65 percent of the $882 million in cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges ends up in North Korea. With sanctions from the United States and Europe continuing to weigh on Pyongyang, North Korea has reportedly turned to cryptocurrencies to generate additional […] The post North Korea’s $571 million crypto hacks are just the tip of the iceberg appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Exactly ten years ago and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, an obscure individual from the cypherpunk e-mail list introduced to the world an unusual digital money proposal which he titled “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” (better known today as “The Bitcoin Whitepaper“). By combining David Chaum’s ideal of an anonymous payment […] The post None of us would be here without Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In its early days, Bitcoin was an interesting invention and people were trying to convene to find its usefulness in trading pictures or buying pizza. However, it wasn’t until Ross Ulbricht created Silk Road that people actually saw the true value of Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention: a decentralized, trustless and uncensorable currency is the perfect fit […] The post Interview: Lyn Ulbricht (Ross’ mother) on Bitcoin and criminal justice appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Notable Bitcoin maximalist Jimmy Song went live with Tone Vays on Youtube today discussing further drama about a bet made last month. The post More Drama With Roger Ver/Jimmy Song $1 Million Bet appeared first on Crypto Insider.
News of Coinbase raising even more funds, an interview with Blockstream's Allen Piscitello, more Roger Ver drama, Bittrex news, and regulatory insights. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/30/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In a blog post released this morning, Coinbase has announced that it has raised $300 million in its latest funding round at a valuation of $8 billion. The equity raise, led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain and others, is its first since 2017.
Blockchain’s promise of transforming numerous industries is inevitable. It will enhance some and disrupt others.
Allen Piscitello, Blockstream’s Director of Product Management whose main professional focus has been on the Liquid Network, has agreed to answer to a few of Vlad Costea’s questions. This interview is part of Crypto Insider’s celebration of Bitcoin’s tenth anniversary, as Satoshi Nakamoto has famously published the Bitcoin Whitepaper on October 31st 2008.
Last week, we published the first part of our extensive interview with Charles Hoskinson, a co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder of the Cardano (ADA) project. The first two parts of our chat dealt with issues at the Cardano Foundation, a Swiss entity created to help steward Cardano’s development along with IOHK and Emurgo.
Bitcoin finally shows some movement, at a current Blockmodo real-time price of about $6,270 (at the time of writing). Today also saw a talk of institutional crypto interest, stablecoin talk, and the sale of the Bitstamp exchange.
In November 2014, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has written an extensive and analytical article in order to popularize a new term: the Bitcoin dominance maximalism, or in short Bitcoin maximalism. The mastermind behind ETH has openly declared that the stance in regards to BTC’s absolute dominance isn’t just an isolated phenomenon, but an entire ideology […] The post Giacomo Zucco on Bitcoin maximalism appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Mainstream credit company interest, a Bitcoin-backed Ethereum token, and IRS comments on crypto taxation, all while Bitcoin is still in a price range of around $6,400-$6,500 on Blockmodo real-time data.   The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/26/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Despite previously dismissing cryptocurrencies as a tool for fraud and criminal activity, Mastercard and Visa appear to be warming up to the idea. In a patent application – application 20180308092– filed Thursday, October 25th, it appears that Mastercard is looking to apply the principles of fractional reserve banking to crypto assets, or as the credit […] The post Visa, Mastercard and the future of cryptocurrencies appeared first on Crypto Insider.
On October 23rd 2018, Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco was interviewed by Crypto Insider. During his dialogue with Vlad Costea, he agreed to play a little game in which he rated the top 20 cryptocurrencies on a scale from 1 to 10.
Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase has received an approval for custody services for several crypto assets, according to recent news. The post NY gives Coinbase the green light to offer crypto custody services appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Today reviewed Coinbase' asset custody, Bitmain confusion, gold-backed crypto failure, and even further mainstream interest. Let's catch up on today's action! The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/25/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Renowned universities Cornell, Stanford, MIT, Yale and more are now offering courses on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, suggesting that the latest generation of college attendees aims to be more than just dabblers in the space. Professors teaching the courses cite blockchain technology’s potential to transform the future of any number of industries, but especially finance and […] The post How universities will spark the next crypto boom appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Earlier this month, Crypto Insider reported on the split between IOHK and Emurgo from the Cardano Foundation. The three entities, up to this point, made up the triumvirate group which oversaw development of the Cardano blockchain project.
As part of Crypto Insider’s commitment to provide content across all channels in all accessible forms, “Last Week in Five” steps in to provide weekly video coverage of the most popular articles on the website. The concept is very simple: the five most accessed articles on CryptoInsider.
A Siberian crypto mining adventure, Tether destroyed, 51% attacks, regulation, and lawsuit news - all during another quiet day for bitcoin The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/24/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider. .